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The clot-busting medicine, tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), is safe to use in acute stroke patients already on the home blood thinner warfarin, according to researchers from Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).
Researchers from the Duke Clinical Research Institute have ruled the clot-busting drug tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) safe for acute stroke patients on the home blood thinner warfarin.
Elderly people with atrial fibrillation are often treated with anticoagulants to thin the blood, but this medicine is hard to dose and patients have to have their blood tested regularly.
Tokyo, Nov 30, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Eisai Co., Ltd.
RIDGEFIELD, Conn., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (BIPI) today announced that PradaxaÂ® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) capsules has been added to hospital formularies at 49 of the top 50 cardiology and heart surgery hospitals, as ranked by U.S.